Of all the problems that have plagued Texas Tech this season, it’s really difficult to know where to begin.
Simplistically speaking, it would be easy to cite the defense, which ranks dead last in the Big 12 in (deep breath now) scoring defense, total defense, rushing defense, pass efficiency defense and first downs allowed. In perhaps the most significant statistic, third-down conversions allowed, the Red Raiders aren’t last. They’re merely next-to-last.
A week ago against Kansas State, Tech was so inept at getting off the field that the Wildcats held the ball for more than 40 minutes of a 60-minute game.
Then there are simple mistakes. The Tech team that West Virginia faces Saturday in Lubbock is not only last in the league in penalties and yards, the Red Raiders have been penalized more times and for more yards than anyone in the country. They also rank last in the Big 12 in turnovers, having lost more than all but 16 teams in the country while gaining more than just 23 other teams.
Granted, West Virginia isn’t much better in that category, but still.
The one issue that doesn’t immediately come to mind when considering what has led to a 2-3 record and an 0-2 start in Big 12 play is offense. But that’s been problematic, as well.
via The Charleston Gazette | Texas Tech searching for consistency on offense.